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2nd Oral Health Conference in Cape Town

On Thursday 21st November we hosted the 2nd Oral Health Conference in Cape Town with Ikamva Labantu. The aim was to evaluate the supervised tooth brushing programme which we have begun to implement in Khayelitsha. Special awards were also presented to individuals, in recognition of their valuable contribution and dedication to the promotion of wellness [...]

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DWT donates toothbrushes to project in Ghana

The Dental Wellness Trust donated toothbrushes to the Global Brigades at King’s College London. A group of students and medical professionals travelled to Ghana in August with the Global Medical and Dental Brigades program. They spent a week setting up temporary clinics where people could come and receive free medical treatment.   The group sent [...]

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A visit to DWT projects in Cape Town

‘As a fifth year student, I recently traveled to Cape Town, South Africa as part of my elective. Whilst there, I had the privilege of observing a range of specialties and clinics in settings I may never encounter while practising here in London….’ Read Saul Konviser’s full account of his visit to DWT projects here.   [...]

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Focus on oral health for the elderly

Oral health often has low priority in elderly care.  Oral health care for the elderly is of particular importance because it can affect overall health to a greater extent than in younger people. The Dental Wellness Trust is researching the dental needs of the elderly in care homes.  In August, we began to carry out [...]

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